A audição do duo italiano Blauss que debutou este ano com o sublime "Sudden Step" foi indicação da amiga Esmeralda (Lady Sometimes Records e Weird.) daí obviamente que o TBTCI foi conferir atentamente e foi amor a primeira audição.
Um majestoso caleidoscópio repleto de imagens, nuances envolto a um clima de sonhos carregados de névoa sulfúrica. Pense em Tamaryn, pense em Siouxsie, pense em Bardo Pond, e tente unificá-los. A improvável mistura de todas essas referências é de onde vem o poderio de Mattia e Ilaria.
Uma voz divina atrelada a uma sonoridade avassaladora faz de "Sudden Step" um dos preferidos deste 2016 aqui no TBTCI.
***** Interview with Blauss *****
A. Blauss started with a series of jam sessions during fall of 2014. After a year we began recording our first studio album “Sudden Step” and have been going around playing gigs since.
Q: Who are your influences?
A. Too many to list. We come from totally different backgrounds and have tried reaching a meeting point in between.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. “Fugazi - Red Medicine”,
“Bardo Pond - Amanita”,
“Roy Montgomery - Temple IV”,
“NEU! - s/t”,
“The Fall - Bend Sinister”
Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. We enjoy it each time, getting lost in the atmosphere, despite it being kinda bittersweet for having to be focused and precise playing with loops and stuff.
Q. How do you describe Blauss sounds?
A. A kaleidoscopic fireball.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. Everything revolves around improvisations with guitar and vocals that then get covered with layers and layers of stuff (drums, synths, psychedelia…)
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A. Our friends Weird from Rome, Don Vito from Leipzig, Wedance from Seoul
Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
A. The Pixies
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. We just started recording new material for our second album and are about to welcome a third member in the band
Q: Any parting words?
A. Thanks for having us, hope to see you around at some gig!